Feb. 28, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas – UT Arlington is back on the course at Querencia Cabo Intercollegiate in Los Cabos, Mexico, at Los Cabos Querencia. The three-day event begins Sunday and ends Tuesday with 14 teams competing. Eight top-50 teams will be competing, along with six individuals on the Ben Hogan Award watch list.
"This is a great opportunity for our UTA Golf program," UT Arlington coach Jay Rees said. "To play against the No. 1 ranked team in college golf (Alabama) and numerous other top ranked golf schools can only help prepare us to the win the Sun Belt Championship.
"Our goal each day is to 'win the day.' If we make our goal, we will do a lot of great things out there. This is an experience of a lifetime and I know the guys are excited to play in this tournament. It will be a great week."
The Mavericks are coming off a ninth-place showing at the Wyoming Cowboy Desert Intercollegiate. Mason tied for 10th.
ABOUT THE CABO CLASSIC: SMU will host the fourth Querencia Cabo Intercollegiate, marking the Mustangs’ second appearance in the event. Arkansas won the first two renditions of the tournament, and then Mississippi won last season after the tournament was shortened to one round due to rain. The course will have three different yardages over the three rounds, all playing to a 71 par.
THE FIELD: The tournament field features 14 teams, eight of which are ranked in the top 50 in the GolfWeek/Sagarin rankings - Alabama (1), Houston (13), Vanderbilt (17), Arkansas (21), Baylor (26), SMU (32), LSU (34) and Kentucky (35). Four teams are ranked in the Nike/GolfWorld Coaches poll - Alabama (1), Arkansas (15), Houston (16) and Vanderbilt (18), while Baylor, SMU and LSU are all receiving votes. The field also includes 19 players ranked in the top 100 of the GolfWeek/Sagarin individual rankings, including national No. 1 Trey Mullinax of Alabama. Six players are also on the Ben Hogan Award watch list - Trey Mullinax, Robby Shelton, Cory Whitsett and Bobby Wyatt of Alabama, Sebastian Cappelen of Arkansas and Bryson Dechambeau of SMU.
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